Definition of Between

1. Adverb. In the interval. "Dancing all the dances with little rest between"

Exact synonyms: Betwixt

2. Adverb. In between. "Two houses with a tree between"
Exact synonyms: 'tween

Definition of Between

1. prep. In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.

2. n. Intermediate time or space; interval.

Definition of Between

1. Preposition. In the position or interval that separates (two things), or intermediate in quantity or degree. (See the Usage notes below.) ¹

2. Preposition. Shared in confidence. ¹

3. Preposition. In transit from (one to the other, or connecting places). ¹

4. Preposition. Combined (by effort or ownership). ¹

5. Preposition. One of (representing a choice). ¹

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Definition of Between

1. in the space that separates [prep]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Between

betulinic acid
between (current term)
between Scylla and Charybdis
between a rock and a hard place
between decks
between jobs
between the ears
between the hammer and the anvil
between the jigs and the reels
between the pipes
between you, me, and the bedpost
between you and me

Literary usage of Between

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"It is subdivide! into two provinces, — Lower or Old California, lying between the gulf and the 32d degree of latitude, or near it (the division line running ..."

2. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1828)
"REACTION between different portions of matter, is conceived to be the fundamental ... Reaction between massed is sublimely exemplified in the solar system. ..."

3. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1917)
"CHAPTER ONE EUROPE between 1871 AND 1904 I THE FIRST YEARS The full generation that lay between the signing of the Treaty of Frankfort and the crisis of ..."

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